Thou shalt not win

Katherine Harris on the Ten Commandments as the basis for U.S. law.

Published August 29, 2006 3:37PM (EDT)

Katherine Harris says it "breaks my heart" if people are upset over a recent interview in which she said that voters shouldn't elect anyone who isn't a Christian.

So does that mean that Harris actually believes the United States is a secular nation? Not exactly. The Orlando Sentinel put the question to Harris, and here's how she responded: "I think that our laws, I mean, I look at how the law originated, even from Moses, the 10 Commandments. And I don't believe, that uh ... That's how all of our laws originated in the United States, period. I think that's the basis of our rule of law."

By Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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